Anton Wiegand born 1839 married Elizabeth Kegal born 4 Jul 1840 on 24 Sep 1865, he d 6 May 1904, she 2 Nov 1921, children Johannes b 9 Dec 1860?
Nikolaus 7 Feb 1866 d 21 Feb 1866
Nikolaus b 19 Feb 1868
Elizabeth b 11 Nov 1871
Anna Maria b 17 Feb 1875 d 24 Jul 1875
Eva b 9 Mar 1877
Barbara b 3 Oct 1879
Katharina b 13 Jun 1882
Lorsch Germany St. Nargarius 6143 Lorsch
book 1800 - 1852 Seite 551
Schenklengsfeld > 1840 IL
Wiegand ancestors all born and raised in Schenklengsfeld, Hesse before ggf brought family to IL 1840.
When are your Wiegand ancestors born in Schenklengsfeld?
I have Wiegand ancestors not far away in Röhrigshof:
93 Elisabeth Wiegand, * 1760
186 Johannes Wiegand, * 1726, + 1782
372 Konrad Wiegand, oo 1722
Re: Wiegand in Röhrigshof
My Wiegand family is much later than yours:
Anton Wiegand was born October 10, 1839 died May 6 1904
Married Elizabeth Kegal - born July 4 1840 died November 2 1921. Children:
John (Johannes) Wiegand born December 9 1860 in Lorsch Hessen, Germany died January 1, 1951 in Lafayette, Indiana
Nicholas Wiegand born February 7 1866 Lorsch Hessen died February 21, 1866
Nikolaus Wiegand born February 19 1867 in Lorsch Hessen
Elizabeth Wiegand born November 11 1871
Anna Maria Wiegand Forn February 17, 1875 died July 24, 1875
Eva Wiegand born March 9 1877 died May 15 1958
Barbara Wiegand born October 3 1879 died November 11, 1976
Kathraina Wiegand born June 13, 1882 died 1915 in Bonn, Germany (she died in childbirth with her 3rd child and she had 2 sons and a daughter.)
Eva Wiegand married Anton Ludwig August 25, 1901
Barbara Wiegand married Konrad Gaertner January 11, 1903
Some of this information is from the Family Book of Catholic Church - Lorsch - years 1800-1852 page 551.
I hope some of this information is familiar to you as I have been looking for more information on this family for many years.
Between Röhrigshof and Schenklengsfeld there are only 12 km, the population of both villages is evangelical.
Between Röhrigshof and Lorsch there are about 200 km and your ancestors are roman catholics.
Sorry, but I do not think that there is a connection.
Re: Schenklengsfeld > 1840 IL
Can you provide more information on the Wiegands who emigrated from Schenklengsfeld to Illinois? I think I have a family that may be related.
Re: Schenklengsfeld > 1840 IL
To whom it may concern,
I know some of the family but Edward Wiegand was the expert. He unfortunately passed away and I have not been able to get anything from his widow or children.
I will give you everything I have if you can tell me what you are looking for. Johannes Wiegand is my ggg grandfather.
Wiegand from Schenklengsfeld
Do you mean Johannes Wiegand, born Schenklngsfeld 1802, died Fosterberg/Fosterburg, Madison Co., Illinois 1881?
What do you know about his life and family?
Re: Wiegand from Schenklengsfeld
Johannes and Anna Maria immigrated to the US in 1840. They arrived in Baltimore on board the Dorthea Louise on Aug 11.
The next data is the 1850 census which is attached to a number of family trees. It gives four children. The data is Oct and information in other trees (not confirmed by me) is that Heinrich died in June 1850. This explains his absence.
The 1860, 1870 and 1880 census reports are available in various family trees. No addiitional information is given.
One interesting fact not discussed is that Anna Maria (I think) is in the 1900 cnesus with Peter. The census states "mother" and has the correct birth date but the name is Louisa.
Her obit (I have a copy) gives her maiden name and states she had eight (8) children of which 3 are alive in 1901 when she passed away.